CURRENT & UPCOMING EVENTS
- CVA MAIN GALLERY
- Jim Jipson: Chthonic
January 22 - February 23, 2015
- Juried Student Exhibition
February 20 - March 28, 2015
Friday, February 20, 6-8 p.m.
(Drop off dates Feb. 12 & 13)
- 2015 BFA Thesis Exhibitions
BFA I - April 3-18
April 3, 6-8 p.m.
BFA II - April 24 - May 2
April 24, 6-8 p.m.
CVA CLEMENT GALLERY
- Looking Outward: The Photographic Landscape (advanced photo students)
November 6 - January 4
- Guest Artist - Rebecca Zeiss
January 20 - March 2, 2015
- Guest Artist - Marcella Hackbardt
March 7 - April 12, 2015
- Advanced Photo Students Exhibit
April 17 - May 6, 2015
- Selections of Student Work in Printmaking
September - January
COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION & THE ARTS - SULLIVAN HALL
- Student Work Exhibit
October 24 - January 30
UT Department of Art Events
SPRING 2015 GUEST ARTIST - JIM JIPSON "CHTHONIC"
CVA Main Gallery | January 22 - February 23
Artist Lecture: Thursday, January 22 at 12:30 p.m. | CVA Haigh Auditorium
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 22 at 6 p.m. | CVA Gallery
The UT Department of Art welcomes guest artist Jim Jipson. Jipson is an artist and professor of visual arts at the University of West Florida. Jim has inspired an entire generation of young artists to pursue creative ideas and concepts. Exhibit is free and open to the public.
Artist statement: “My current work is all about chance, the interrelationship between all things, space and time. My work begins with a projector that I have invented that projects images of 3 dimensional objects that move in both a repetitive and non repetitive ways. I allow my audience to see the actions within the projector so that they think they know what it is that they are about to see. They will not see what they imagine, but they will see what they cannot even imagine. My take on chance and reality.”
SPRING 2015 GUEST ARTIST - REBECCA ZEISS "REVERENCE & IRREVERENCE"
CVA Clement Gallery | January 20 - March 2
Artist Lecture: Monday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m. | CVA Haigh Auditorium
Zeiss’s exhibit “Reverence & Irreverence” explores the handling of objects and their assigned or remembered memories. Zeiss spent time with artifacts given to her by family and strangers over time. While lighting and composing the original photographs, Zeiss first looked for signs of past stories, possibilities, and potential mysteries. She would then arrive at and express the sublime understanding of the experiences the objects have, or likely had, witnessed. These perceptions are presented in a variety of formats ranging from ultraviolet images printed on brushed aluminum to hand-made, multi-image large format platinum/palladium prints.
Zeiss majored in art at Delta College, received a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MFA from Central Michigan University. She is currently a graphic arts designer for the Clarke Historical Library in Mount Pleasant, and also teaches photography at the University of Michigan (Flint), Delta College, and Saginaw State University.
FALL BFA ART EXHIBITION | CVA Main Gallery | December 12-20
Students graduating Fall of 2014 display their best works.
This exhibition features the work of:
- Dylan Gallagher
- Brittany Leslie
- Shannon Parcell
DIGITAL BILLBOARD ART EXHIBITION
JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2015 - Watch area billboards for UT student works!
The College of Communication and the Arts sought submissions of original artwork for a city-wide digital billboard exhibition. Selected artworks will be displayed temporarily as part of the regular rotation of ads. There are multiple billboards locations throughout the city. Artworks selected will be displayed on the digital billboards as part of the UTDBAE.
FOCUS | CVA Main Gallery | November 21 - December 7
Opening Reception/Awards Program - Saturday, November 22, 3 p.m.
The University of Toledo Department of Art hosts the 2014 edition of the FOCUS Show, the premier exhibition of high school artwork from Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Nearly 1100 works from student artists from 25 different schools were juried by a panel of artists and instructors. Just over 200 pieces were selected for the final exhibition, now entering its 36th year.
The exhibit opens November 21 and runs through December 7, with an awards ceremony and opening reception set for November 22 beginning at 3:00pm. Several participating schools will present superintendent and principal awards in addition to 20 Juror’s Awards that will be presented. This show is free and open to the public.
FAUX SPACE EXHIBIT | Ritter Planetarium Lobby (main campus) | November 5 - December 31
Opening Reception - Wednesday, November 5, 6:30 p.m.
Students in the Department of Art’s introductory photo course, ART 2030: Photography taught by Professor Deborah Orloff, last semester will have works on display in the lobby. Students were challenged to create photos that invoke a sense of space - in the extraterrestrial sense. They used a diverse range of materials to create their images including food, toys, pots, glitter, fire, lasers, smoke, and oils. All images were made with a DSLR camera; they are not computer generated or shot above the surface of the planet!
This exhibit is free and open to the public. It can be viewed whenever Ritter Planetarium is open to the public - Friday evenings at 7:30pm and Saturdays at 1pm. Visit the Ritter Planetarium web site.
RE_FIGURATION | CVA Main Gallery | October 9 - November 8
Opening Reception - Thursday, October 9, 6-8 p.m.
Guest Artist Lecture DONALD FODNESS -Thursday, October 9, 1:30 p.m.
(CVA Haigh Auditorium)
Guest artists Jason Willome, Donald Fodness and Steve Budington take certain images down a whole new re_imagined path. Visit the artists web sites to see more examples of their work. Fodness will also present a lecture on his work Thursday, October 9. The exhibit, lecture and reception are all free and open to the public.
GUEST ARTIST TARA POLANSKY | October 6
- Artist Lecture - 2:30 p.m. (Haigh Auditorium)
- Lithophanes Demonstration - 6 p.m. (Ceramics Studio, Glass Crafts Building)
- Artists Guided Tour - 4:30 p.m. (Blair Museum of Lithophanes, Toledo Botanical Gardens, Elmer Drive, Toledo)
Visiting artist Tara Polansky, whose exhibit, "Revelations & Withholdings," is on display at the Blair Museum of Lithophanes at the Toledo Botanical Gardens, will speak at the UT, present a demonstration, and also lead a special artists guided tour.
Artist statement: "Much of my work coalesces around photographic source imagery including snapshots found in my family’s old photo albums, newspaper obituary photos, and found school portraits. Ultimately, I am interested in the way portraits, which are intended to give insight, often render their subjects more anonymous and generic by idealizing them. I am concerned with the way nostalgia may encourage us to forget that the past included tragedy and struggle in addition to joy, and I raise questions about how we see, remember, and imagine."
FRESH IMPRESSIONS | CVA Main Gallery | August 25 - September 28
Opening Reception - Friday, August 29, 6-8 p.m.
Featuring the work of 12 printmakers, coinciding with the PRINT CITY Conference in Detroit. If you can't get to Detroit at least get here!
- Noel Anderson
- Janet Ballweg
- Mania Dajnak
- Craig Fisher
- Christopher Ganz
- Timothy J. Hadfield
- Joseph Van Kerkhove
- Julie Lambert
- Liz Maugans
- Danielle Rante
- Arturo Rodriquez
- Kevin Schroeder